Professional Edition features
Check the product matrix for a detailed comparison of the different editions of CatDV: https://www.squarebox.co.uk/matrix.html
Existing users of other versions of CatDV, including standard edition, can upgrade to CatDV Professional Edition for a discount.
With the CatDV MXF Option you can import and work with MXF files such as those from a Panasonic P2 camera, Sony XDCAM, or as used by AVID (you will also need to have a suitable third party codec installed to play the media). With MXF clips it is normal for the audio and video information to be written to separate files. When you import a P2 volume or an AVID folder CatDV will automatically combine video and audio tracks from separate files into a single clip, allowing you to play the files in synch without having to create a reference movie or transcode the files. Using metaclips' you can create subclips, add metadata and log notes, build previews and treat native MXF files just like regular clips.
CatDV uses its built-in MXF and XML parsers to read metadata from the files and load these into CatDV metadata fields, including any data entered on the camera such
as subject, location, or camera lens details. In the case of P2 media, you can log the clips in CatDV, bulk editing fields such as name, creator and placename, or creating event markers, and then export these back to the P2 clip for interchange with other applications.
Third party codecs
Media playback in CatDV is based on QuickTime, which means a variety of addon codecs and components are available to support additional media formats including
MPEG-2, MXF, RED, Cineon DPX, WMV, and many others. Companies such as MXF4mac and Calibrated Software produce a range of codecs that can be used with the CatDV MXF Option to seamlessly work with P2, XDCAM and AVID MXF media. CatDV also works well with third party transcoding products, including Compressor, Rhozet, and Episode Engine.
There is an insatiable demand for high quality media across virtually every industry today. The proliferation of distribution channels, catalyzed by the internet and social media, is causing an explosion of content. At the same time new (and larger) formats are constantly being developed.
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$8,000 per media professional wasted each year
Organizations waste significant time and money organizing, searching for, then often failing to find their media assets especially where teams are not in the same location. With ever increasing pressure on budgets, being able to store, find and repurpose existing media is critical. Research estimates that $8,000 per year is wasted per media professional and that more than a third of media searches fail without effective media asset management.
CatDV: find and reuse your media
CatDV tackles all these problems. For companies that create or manage a large volume of digital media CatDV helps teams organize, communicate and collaborate effectively. Its simple, yet powerful tools support some of the worlds most sophisticated media workflows and provide the flexibility to work your way. CatDV brings value to single user installations through to large, dispersed teams in the worlds largest firms.
Unlike many asset management systems CatDV is easy to learn and deploy, has one of the lowest costs of ownership in its sector, has great support and an unrivaled ability to integrate with other products, platforms, formats, hardware and software.
Ultimately CatDV helps companies find and reuse their media assets, helps teams to collaborate and to get more done, saving both time and money.
You can have confidence in CatDV as the right solution for your media workflow:
Product Versions and Options
CatDV is designed for stand-alone and networked operation. It is highly scalable so it meets the needs of everyone from individuals through to studios and large production houses.
There are a number of versions and options to cater for customers differing requirements, in addition to CatDVs core capabilities or our Data Sheets:
Asset management and logging
The CatDV clients above run on both Windows and macs. A complete list of features is described in the product matrix.
There are also a number of options to support specific workflows: